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Endevour Journal of Sir Joseph Bank By Sir Joseph Bank
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Endevour Journal of Sir Joseph Bank Banks was promptly appointed to a joint Royal Navy/Royal Society scientific expedition to the south Pacific Ocean on HM Bark Endeavour, 1768–1771. This was... More > the first of James Cook's voyages of discovery in that region. This voyage went to Brazil, where Banks made the first scientific description of a now common garden plant, bougainvillea (named after Cook's French counterpart, Louis Antoine de Bougainville), and to other parts of South America. The voyage then progressed to Tahiti (where the transit of Venus was observed, the overt purpose of the mission), to New Zealand and to the east coast of Australia, where Cook mapped the coastline and made landfall at Botany Bay and at Endeavour River (near modern Cooktown) in Queensland, where they spent almost seven weeks ashore while the ship was repaired after becoming holed on the Great Barrier Reef.< Less
The Pelvic Mask By Colin Quayle
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Young naive backpackers, barely in thier teens are being used as drug farmers. Eliza McClymot, recovering from a major operation arrives in the historicle old gold town of Cooktown. Unable to... More > accept the death of her son Jason, she searches and probes for answers. Joshua Jardine, who is coming to terms with a crashed career in the Australian Customs Service, manages a tourist sauvenir shop in the town for a prominent businessman and entrepreneur. He is forced to help in the search for an assassination group by his former colleagues and is also pulled into Eliza's search, when her probing gets dangerously close to the Grandfather, endangering herself; the enigmatic August; the strange Aboriginal boy Mickey, and many others that may remain trapped in the remote jungles of the mountains< Less
Sailing Alone Around the World By Joshua Slocum
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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world... More > alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers. There was considerable international interest in Slocum's journey, particularly once he had entered the Pacific; he was awaited at most of his ports of call, and gave lectures and lantern-slide shows to well-filled halls. The trip itinerary went as follows: Fairhaven, Boston, Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, (Morocco), Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, Strait of Magellan, Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, (Transvaal), St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, Fairhaven.< Less
Erlebnis Australien Band 1 By Gerhard Lehmann
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Im Laufe einer dreimonatigen Reise mit Bushcamper und Campervan ging es rund um den östlichen Teil Australiens. Die Reise begann im August 2009 in Darwin. Im Anschluss an einen kurzen Abstecher... More > nach Westaustralien wurde der Kontinent von Nord nach Süd durchquert und kaum eine der vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten ausgelassen. Nach der Hitze des Nordens und der Kühle des Südens ging es an der Ostküste wieder zurück in die Regenwälder des tropischen Nordens von Queensland. Über die einsamen Straßen des Outback führte die Reise kurz vor Beginn der Regenzeit im November wieder zurück nach Darwin.< Less